Gazpacho, White and Red

Two Cold Spanish Soups

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The Cook’s Canon: 101 Recipes Everyone Should Know

The Cook’s Canon

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2003

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The gazpacho everybody knows is a cold liquefied salad with a tomato base. It has a Spanish origin but everything else about it is obscure. Actually, the historic record offers descriptions of many soups called gazpacho, but there are two main ones—the tomato and the non-tomato known as ajo blanco or white garlic soup. Since no soup with tomato was possible in Europe or in the Moorish Middle East before the Columbus voyages, ajo blanco is probably the original gazpacho, and it